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Bwog Staffer and a Taiwanese student who can not wait to get the heck back to his country, Timmy Wu, shares his experience at a talk at Weatherhead Asian Institute, on the topic of dictatorship and secret police of authoritarian regimes in Taiwan and the Philippines. Taiwan has not always been a democratic boba tea […]

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Happening in the world: Protesting against a tax levied on the unemployed, Belarus protesters took it to the streets, angered by the tax that President Alexander Lukashenko said would “instill” discipline to the workshy. (BBC) Happening in the nation: As President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew the vote to repeal Obamacare, Trump repeatedly claimed that the […]

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Happening in the world: Long Zhengyang, former assistant chief editor of the Hong Kong Commercial Daily revealed that he was “persecuted” for being supportive of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. (BBC) Happening in the city (or the state): Rockland County sheriff’s bomb squad removed 2 WWII-era grenades from Tappan Zee Manor Nursing Home. (NBC New […]

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Signal, an encrypted message app has skyrocketed by 400% in downloads since Donald Trump was elected president. Interpreting such incident, Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of Open Whisper Systems, said: “People are maybe a little bit uncomfortable with him.” (Buzzfeed) In a letter that Apple sent to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Apple hints […]

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Near the city of Kanpur, Fourteen carriages of Indore-Patna Express derailed just after 03:00 local time on Sunday. According to the police, the death toll has now passed 100, with more than 150 injured. Rescue efforts are still being carried out to recover the injured and the dead from deformed carriages. (BBC) Bernie Sanders voices […]

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